We found 6 oral surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Rathana Lim, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rathana Lim is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim honors. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Brett King, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3700 St. Charles Avenue; Suite 700
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett King is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. King is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Waleed S Zaid, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1100 Florida Avenue; Box 220
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Waleed Zaid's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Zaid is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zaid is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Dane St. John is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. St. John's professional affiliations include Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Touro Infirmary. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. John accepts. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mark Welch's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Beomjune B Kimberly, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 220; Box 220
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Beomjune Kim is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.
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